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'''Jacob Piatt Dunn Jr.''' (April 12, 1855 – June 6, 1924) was an United States|American historian, journalist, and author. A political writer and reformer, Dunn worked on ballot reform issues based on the Australian ballot system, authored a new Indianapolis city charter, and served as adviser to Indiana governor Thomas R. Marshall and U.S. Senator Samuel M. Ralston. Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Dunn grew up in Indianapolis, graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1874, and received a Bachelor of Laws|law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Michigan in 1876. Dunn briefly practiced law in Indianapolis, then moved to Colorado in 1879, where he and his brothers prospected and looked after their father's mining interests. It was in Colorado that Dunn discovered an interest in journalism and history. In 1884 Dunn returned to Indianapolis and completed his first book, ''Massacres...
Birth date12 April 1855
Birth placeLawrenceburg, Indiana|Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Death date{{Death date and age|1924|6|6|1855|4|12|df=y}}
Death placeIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
Resting placeCrown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Alma materEarlham College
University of Michigan
OccupationHistorian, journalist, and author
SpouseCarlotte Elliott (Jones) Dunn
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